A young woman is viciously murdered in Queens. The killer has left every indication that this will be the first in a long reign of terror. Detective Kate Manning is hunting the elusive butcher while desperately trying to decipher his message. Following the trail of blood, Kate will be pushed to her limits, as she is drawn into an age-old battle that challenges what it means to have faith in God and in man.
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Great Murder Mystery
If you consume murder mystery content like I do, they can get pretty redundant pretty fast. "An Absence of Faith" however, was an interesting take on psychosis, faith, and one woman's journey towards stopping a senseless killing spree. The book features some strong female characters, which I always appreciate. It was a tight, fun read that I finished over the course of a day or two - I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
- Tad B.
Very Good Woman Detective Crime/Mystery Novel
Yes, it is well-written with great characters. Every character is likable and well-developed. The writing is memorable and descriptive. In one scene as the villain carves the meat, you are not sure if he is carving a victim or eating a steak. The action moves swiftly and there is both foreshadowing and suspense. While religious themes are an important part of the book, they are an organic part of it. It is not at all preachy and may be a bit graphic for some readers. It is a great story.
It reminds me of a Patricia Cornwell book. The story is good. The writing style is similar. It is both graphic and relatively clean like a Cornwell story.
No, but Collene Curran is a very good narrator. I did not notice her in the story which is the mark of a good narrator.
Yes, several. Spoiler alert***when the father jumps from the balcony, when Kate discovers she is pregnant, the heart-warming relationship Kate has with her niece, the romance scenes.... This book is well-written and has many moving scenes.
Great book. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the author, narrator, or publisher.